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Community Hospital Care Partner/TeleTech - ICU (CNA License Required), PRN in Grand Junction, Colorado

SUMMARY OF JOB:

  • Monitors patient rhythms. Assists nurses and physicians with patient care. Provides unit secretarial services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

WHEN ASSIGNED AS CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT:

  1. Meets basic patient care needs and reports to nursing staff by:
  • a. Responding to signal lights, bells, intercom system, and bed/tab alarms to determine the patients? needs.

  • b. Giving care and assistance to patients in respect to their personal hygiene, grooming activity, comfort, rest, nourishment and other health needs.

  • c. Ensuring meals are ordered within dietary restrictions and collects food trays, feeds patients requiring help, and documents all nutritional and supplemental intake per unit protocols.

  • d. Transporting patients or assisting patients to ambulate per physician orders.

  • e. Turning and repositioning patients every two hours as indicated, alone or with assistance, to prevent skin breakdown and pressure ulcers.

  • f. Appling compresses, ice bags, ted hose, scds, K-pads as indicated.

  1. Completes basic patient data gathering by:
  • a. Takes, records, and reports to RN temperature, blood pressure, pulse (O2 saturation) and respiration rates, height and weight, food and fluid intake/output as directed. Reports abnormal findings immediately to responsible nurse.

  • b. Obtains fingerstick BG and reports results to RN. Reports abnormal findings immediately to responsible nurse.

  • c. Follows all Universal Precautions and Blood-borne Pathogen protocols as outlined by hospital policy.

  1. Maintains safe and clean environment within the patient and nursing unit by:
  • a. Changes bed linens, directs visitors, and answers telephone.

  • b. Picks up and organizes/stocks patient rooms as needed.

  • c. Maintains therapeutic environment in patient service areas.

  • d. Reports malfunctioning equipment, removes from use and files work order to assure proper operation.

  1. Daily QA?s on Blood Glucose Machines

WHEN ASSIGNED AS TELETECH:

  • Monitor and document patient rhythms.

  • Transcribing/entering orders.

  • Responsible for notifying patient care areas if there is a change in a patients rhythm

  • Orders supplies as needed.

  • Clean/disinfect Tele Packs when returned.

  • Coordinate with other departments? delivery of Tele Packs for use.

  • Assists with patient care when there are no Telemetry monitored patients.

  • Other duties as assigned by Registered Nurse and/or Director.

WHEN ASSIGNED TO WARD SECRETARY:

  1. Completes secretarial duties under the direction of professional nursing staff
  • a. Enters the physicians or L.I.P. orders in patient chart by utilizing Meditech order entry system, Medication Administration Records (MARs), and Meditech nursing module.

  • b. Prepares charts for admissions, discharges, and transfers.

  • c. Transcribes medications accurately onto the MAR

  • d. Obtains medical records as requested.

  • e. Schedules procedures under order of provider.

  • f. Assures valuables sheet is complete on each admission.

  • g. Maintains chart forms availability and breaks down charts after patients have been discharged.

  1. Maintains the nursing station and provides clerical and nursing support by:
  • a. Answers telephone and intercom calls and provides information or relays messages to nursing staff (using pager/tracker system), patients and medical staff.

  • b. Directs visitors to patient rooms.

  • c. Schedules provider appointments for inpatients who are being discharged as ordered.

  • d. Scans all orders to Pharmacy and stamps them as such.

  • e. Notifies RN?s, LPN?s, and assistants of new orders as appropriate.

  • f. Assembles admission, transfer and discharge packets as needed.

  • g. Monitors call system.

  • h. Assists staff with patients as required.

  • i. Assists with projects as directed.

  • j. Performs clerical duties as assigned.

  1. Maintains the environment of the nursing unit by:
  • a. Participates in maintaining a professional, organized, clean department and safe work environment.
  1. Notify the department leaders and/or supervisors of any event that may cause processes to negatively affect patient care or processes.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or equivalent with at least six (6) months of Certified Nursing

Assistant experience; telemetry technical training and Ward Secretary training

OR

equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:

Current Colorado Certified Nursing Assistant

Current BLS

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